Sports Medicine, Physicals/Magnus Health
Our Sports Medicine department exists to ensure our student-athletes receive quality medical care while participating in athletics and physical education classes.
Our full-time National Athletic Training Association (NATA) certified athletic trainer works in conjunction with Blue Ridge Bone and Joint/EmergeOrtho orthopedic physicians and sports medicine staff to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries. Our goal is to provide accurate and timely injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, return to play protocol, and education to our athletes.
An Athletic Trainer or first responder is on duty during all home games and the majority of all practices throughout the year. Our team doctors work closely with the athletic trainer during the school year to coordinate office visits, on-campus injury clinics, full rehab programs, and concussion treatment and care. Our coaches are trained too, all of the Carolina Day School coaches are trained in concussion protocol and CPR to help in the event of an emergency.
ATHLETIC TRAINING ROOM HOURS
Monday–Friday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed on No School days)
Required Pre-Participation Forms
It is department policy that any child in grades 6-12 that wishes to participate in the CDS athletic program must have a yearly pre-participation physical on file. Students will not be allowed to participate in any CDS practice/match/game without the following documents. Forms can be also be accessed and uploaded through the Magnus Health portal in My CDS. Required forms are:
- NCISAA Pre-Participation Sports Physical
- Gfeller-Waller NCHSAA Student-Athlete & Parent/Legal Custodian Form
- Sports Medicine Consent to Treat Form
All students undergo ImPACT testing prior to the start of any contact sport—once in Middle School and once in Upper School.
ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is an on-line, user-friendly computer-based testing program specifically designed for the management of sports-related concussion. ImPACT is a research-based software tool, developed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Center for Sports Medicine, that evaluates multiple aspects of neurocognitive function, including memory, attention, brain processing speed, reaction time, and post-concussion symptoms.
To increase and ensure the safety of our student-athletes, Carolina day follows the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Law. The Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness Act was drafted and implemented to protect the safety of student-athletes in North Carolina and was signed into law on June 16, 2011, by Governor Beverly Purdue. There are three major areas of focus in the law and these include: education, emergency action and postconcussion protocol implementation, and clearance/return to play or practice following concussion.
CDS also has in place a concussion management team which consists of our school nurses, athletic trainer, coaches, student advisors, and team doctors that ensures a smooth and consistent return to play process after a concussion has been diagnosed.